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Police Seek Public's Help to Stop Home Burglaries

To help protect the community, police encourage residents to get to know their neighbors and form neighborhood watch groups.

By Bay City News Service

Police in San Leandro are asking for the public's help to neutralize the rash of residential burglaries in the city.

On Friday, burglars attempted to break into a home and were scared off from an alarm that went off, police said.

The burglars in San Leandro have been getting into homes by knocking on doors to see if anyone is home, then, if no one answers, they go to the side or rear of the home to kick in doors, police said.

Most of the recent cases result in firearms that have been stolen, according to police.

As a way to protect the community from continuing burglaries, police have asked the public to help by getting to know your neighbors; form neighborhood watch groups; invest in an alarm system; reinforce door locks; secure side gates to prevent entry into a yard; and install sensor lighting around the home's perimeter.

More information about neighborhood watch programs can be found at www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/programs/neighborwatch.asp.

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